As a crime victim or a witness of a crime, you have certain rights in the criminal justice system. There are many services available to you so that your participation in the criminal justice system will be less stressful and more informed. Basically, this is accomplished through the State and County Offices of Victim-Witness Advocacy. In each of the 21 county prosecutors' offices there is a County Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy.
These offices are staffed with trained professionals who will assist and accompany you through every step of the criminal justice system from the initial phases of arrest and prosecution to the final outcome of your case including the parole process. They are also prepared to help you obtain other services to assist you during this time of personal loss and anxiety.
Click on the links below for more information about the services offered to victims of crime through the County Offices of Victim-Witness Advocacy.
Criminal Justice Orientation and Information
Victim Information and Impact Form
Counseling and Support Services
Case Status Notification
Court Accompaniment and Transportation Services
Child Care to Attend Meetings and Court Proceedings
HIV Testing of Defendants and HIV Information and Referrals for Victims
Assistance in Obtaining Restitution
Employer and Creditor Intercession
Assistance with Property Return
Victim-Witness Waiting Rooms
Parole Eligibility and Release Notification